© 2017

Preventing Crime and Violence

  • Brent Teasdale
  • Mindy S. Bradley

Part of the Advances in Prevention Science book series (Adv. Prevention Science)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction to Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mindy S. Bradley, Brent Teasdale
      Pages 3-8
  3. Theoretical Foundations to Preventing Crime and Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jason Nicholson, George E. Higgins
      Pages 11-20
    3. Robert Agnew
      Pages 21-30
    4. Barbara J. Costello
      Pages 31-41
    5. Stacey Nofziger, Nicole L. Rosen
      Pages 43-56
    6. Christopher J. Schreck
      Pages 67-72
    7. Per-Olof H. Wikström, Kyle Treiber
      Pages 73-87
  4. Life-Course Development and Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Alex Piquero, Wesley G. Jennings, Jennifer M. Reingle
      Pages 91-99
    3. Chris L. Gibson, Abigail A. Fagan, Molly Buchanan
      Pages 101-111
    4. Thomas Goergen, Marie Beaulieu
      Pages 123-138
    5. Michael L. Benson, Omeed S. Ilchi
      Pages 139-152
  5. Methodological Issues in the Prevention of Crime and Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Jennifer Schwartz, Anthony Vega
      Pages 155-167
    3. Karyn Sporer, Amy L. Anderson, Johanna Peterson
      Pages 169-176
    4. Ojmarrh Mitchell
      Pages 177-185
  6. What “Works” in Preventing Crime and Violence?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Katie M. Edwards, Angela M. Neal, Kara Anne Rodenhizer-Stämpfli
      Pages 215-227
    3. Jeanne M. Donaldson, Katie M. Wiskow
      Pages 229-241
    4. Auzeen Shariati, Rob T. Guerette
      Pages 261-268
    5. Gregory Saville
      Pages 297-307
    6. Wendy P. Guastaferro, Laura Lutgen, Kate Guastaferro
      Pages 309-326
    7. Rita Augustyn, Lisa L. Sample
      Pages 327-336
  7. New Directions in Crime Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Christopher J. Sullivan, Brandon C. Welsh
      Pages 339-350
    3. Ross Homel, Brian Bumbarger, Kate Freiberg, Sara Branch
      Pages 351-376
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 387-388

About this book


This insightful volume integrates criminological theories, prevention science, and empirical findings to create an up-to-date survey of crime prevention research and strategies. Its interdisciplinary perspective expands on our knowledge of risk factors to isolate the malleable mechanisms that produce criminal outcomes, and can therefore be targeted for intervention.  In addition, the text identifies developmental, lifespan, and social areas for effective intervention. Reviews of family-, community-, and criminal justice-based crime prevention approaches not only detail a wide gamut of successful techniques, but also provide evidence for why they succeed. And as an extra research dimension, the book’s chapters on methodological issues and challenges uncover rich possibilities for the next generation of crime prevention studies. 

Included in the coverage: 

Integrating criminology and prevention research

Social disorganization theory: its history and relevance to crime prevention

Research designs in crime and violence prevention

Macro- and micro-approaches to crime prevention and intervention programs

Implications of life course: approaches for prevention science

Promising avenues for prevention, including confronting sexual victimization on college campuses

Spotlighting current progress and continuing evolution of the field, Preventing Crime and Violence will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policymakers in public health, prevention science, criminology, and criminal justice, as well as students interested in criminology and criminal justice.


crime and prevention science life course development and crime prevention research methods in crime prevention routine activity theory social control theory social learning theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Brent Teasdale
    • 1
  • Mindy S. Bradley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Criminal Justice and CriminologyGeorgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy StudiesAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

Bibliographic information


“This multiple author, multidisciplinary book extensively covers current theory, research design, and evidence-based primary and secondary prevention programs. … this book offers a broad and challenging look at the scope of this serious problem, as well as possible solutions that do not involve increased incarceration. … This book will be a useful reference for crime prevention scholars and for graduate students in this and related areas. … The book is comprehensive and the chapters are well written … .” (Jeanne Funk Brockmyer, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (12), March, 2017)